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Mission: Training

Date: 2
nd March 1945

Unit: 359
th FG, 368th FS

Type: P-51C North American Mustang

Serial No. 42-103793

Coded: Unknown

Location: Polebrook

Pilot: 2
nd Lt Merle G Aunspaugh


Merle was tragically killed in a flying accident while carrying out mock strafing attack during gunnery practice, aircraft flew into a tree ripping off a wing and crashed.

2nd Lt Merle G Aunspaugh 368FS, 359FG, 8AF.ccMerle G. Aunspaugh
Merle “Tot” Aunspaugh

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ccccccccccccccccccMerle’s first grave at Cambridge Cemetery, England ccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc Reinterred Gothenburg Dawnson County, Nebraska.

Burial Details:

Gothanburg Cemetery

Dawnson County

Nebtaska, USA
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